Summer 2021 Events

This year, all our events and programs are online!

The home of the Chattanooga Public Library Digital Programs

The home of the Chattanooga Public Library Digital Programs

All Ages

Make.Play.Read.Learn.

Calling all kids, tweens, teens, and adults! You’re invited to explore the city and the Library this summer with the MPRL 2021 Great Reading Adventure. Earn points and badges for reading, crafting, and adventuring in Chattanooga all summer long! Sign up at mprl.chattlibrary.org and follow @chattlibrary social media for surprise pop-ups, take & makes, challenges, and secret missions.

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Make.Play.Read.Learn.

Calling all kids, tweens, teens, and adults! You’re invited to explore the city and the Library this summer with the MPRL 2021 Great Reading Adventure. Earn points and badges for reading, crafting, and adventuring in Chattanooga all summer long! Sign up at mprl.chattlibrary.org and follow @chattlibrary social media for surprise pop-ups, take & makes, challenges, and secret missions.

Ages 0-5

Baby Bounce

Every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Princess and Ms. Margaret have brand new Baby Bounce videos for you on YouTube. Baby Bounce is for parents and caregivers of little ones ages 0 to 18 months. With your baby on your lap, together we’ll sing and play and begin the fascinating and lifelong journey of joyful learning.

Toddler Time

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Halle and Ms. Erica have brand new Toddler Time videos for you on YouTube. Toddler Time is an action-packed informal learning program for children ages 18 months to 36 months and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and adults will learn new songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and share books.

Preschool Storytime

Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Erica, Ms. Margaret and Ms. Claire have brand new Preschool Storytime videos for you on YouTube. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old accompanied by their favorite adult. Have fun with little ones by engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and so much more.

Little Learners

Little brains are capable of great things! Stimulate your little ones ages 0-5 with our Little Learners videos every Tuesday on YouTube. Our children’s staff make learning fun!

Dial-a-Story

Can’t get enough of our storytimes? Try Dial-a-Story! Call (423) 643-7702 any time or day and listen to 11 different children’s stories from your favorite staff members, in English and en Español! Stories are updated every week, so call back often.

Kinder Starts Website

KinderStarts

Grownups with kids preparing for kindergarten are invited to sign up for KinderStarts! This virtual 13-week program starts the first week of May and runs until the end of July. Every Monday and Wednesday, there will be a new chattlibrary.tv video composed of songs, rhymes, and other activities incorporating the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and other concepts to help kids prepare for kindergarten. A corresponding activity packet, complete with a personalized sheet for your child to practice writing their name, will be available for pick up from your branch of choice. You can sign-up anytime.

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

Every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Princess and Ms. Margaret have brand new Baby Bounce videos for you on YouTube. Baby Bounce is for parents and caregivers of little ones ages 0 to 18 months. With your baby on your lap, together we’ll sing and play and begin the fascinating and lifelong journey of joyful learning.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Halle and Ms. Erica have brand new Toddler Time videos for you on YouTube. Toddler Time is an action-packed informal learning program for children ages 18 months to 36 months and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and adults will learn new songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and share books.

UPDATED Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Erica, Ms. Margaret and Ms. Claire have brand new Preschool Storytime videos for you on YouTube. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old accompanied by their favorite adult. Have fun with little ones by engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and so much more.

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Little Learners

Little brains are capable of great things! Stimulate your little ones ages 0-5 with our Little Learners videos every Tuesday on YouTube. Our children’s staff make learning fun!

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Dial-A-Story

Can’t get enough of our storytimes? Try Dial-a-Story! Call (423) 643-7702 any time or day and listen to 11 different children’s stories from your favorite staff members, in English and en Español! Stories are updated every week, so call back often.

Grades K - 12

J-YA

If you read Juvenile or Young Adult books–or know someone who does–then this podcast is for you! Each week, our t(w)een staff reviews a different book. It could be something brand new or something new to you. Either way, you’ll find something you love.

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J-YA

If you read Juvenile or Young Adult books–or know someone who does–then this podcast is for you! Each week, our t(w)een staff reviews a different book. It could be something brand new or something new to you. Either way, you’ll find something you love.

Learning Programs

Every week, join our kids, tweens, and teens staff from across our library branches for fun video activities. Watch, play along, and share your creations with us to earn Make. Play. Read. Learn. points and badges at mprl.chattlibrary.org. Each week there’s something new, including Gaming, Cooking, DIY, Art, STEM, Trades, Music, and more.

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Learning Programs

Every Monday – Saturday, join our kids, tweens, and teens staff from across our library branches in a variety of fun video activities. Watch, play along, and share your creations with us to earn Make. Play. Read. Learn. points and badges at mprl.chattlibrary.org. Each week there’s something new, including Gaming, Cooking, DIY, Art, STEM, Trades, Music, and more.

Virtual Escape Rooms

Test your knowledge and try to break out from one of our virtual escape rooms. Explore a castle, an art museum, works of literature, and even our own library!

Library Escape Rooms

Virtual Escape Rooms

Test your knowledge and try to break out from one of our virtual escape rooms. Explore a castle, an art museum, works of literature, and even our own library!

Adults

Book Chatt Connection

Good news book lovers! Now you can join your local librarians and fellow readers IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY at 10:30 am the 4th Wednesday of every month!
 
What might you find at Book Chatt? You never know where these chats will lead…. you might learn something new, meet a new friend, or find your next favorite book series! Drop in for the full hour or just a few minutes, join in or just listen, we might throw in a book challenge or prompt. Either way our no-pressure Book Chatt is a chance to spent time with others in your local or even wider community!
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Book Chatt Connection

Good news book lovers! Now you can join your local librarians and fellow readers IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY at 10 am the 4th Wednesday of every month!
 
What might you find at Book Chatt? You never know where these chats will lead…. you might learn something new, meet a new friend, or find your next favorite book series! Drop in for the full hour or just a few minutes, join in or just listen, we might throw in a book challenge or prompt. Either way our no-pressure Book Chatt is a chance to spent time with others in your local or even wider community!

Curiosity Club

Have you ever been curious about a topic but didn’t know where to start? Join the club… Curiosity Club! Our new adult program offers an introduction to fascinating topics for those who’ve been too intimidated or too busy to learn. On the first or second Sunday of every month, we’ll bring in experts to help us discover a world of interesting subjects, including bone art, forensics, dream analysis, etymology, ghost hunting, and more! This program is for adults 18+, with some dates 21+.

Upcoming dates
August 8
September 5

CURIOSITY CLUB

Curiosity Club

Have you ever been curious about a topic but didn’t know where to start? Join the club… Curiosity Club! Our new adult program offers an introduction to fascinating topics for those who’ve been too intimidated or too busy to learn. On the first Sunday of every month, we’ll bring in experts to help us discover a world of interesting subjects, including bone art, forensics, dream analysis, etymology, ghost hunting, and more! This program is for adults 18+, with some dates 21+.

Crafting with Craft Bevvies

Every third Sunday of the month at 6 pm, you’re invited to craft with the library over a drink or two! Visit our Facebook event page to find out this month’s seasonal craft and craft beverage, and get the link to reserve your Take & Make supply kit. Then, join us and a special guest bartender on Zoom! You can also check out some past video crafts with the links below. Please craft responsibly.

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Crafting with Craft Bevvies

Every third Sunday of the month at 6 pm, you’re invited to craft with the library over a drink or two! Visit our Facebook event page to find out this month’s seasonal craft and craft beverage, and get the link to reserve your Take & Make supply kit. Then, join us and a special guest bartender on Zoom! You can also check out some past video crafts with the links below. Please craft responsibly.

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